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First drought-resilient, high iron beans for Uganda released

10 Aug 2016, TRF

Five new bean varieties bred with high iron and resilience to the impacts of drought have been released in Uganda for the first time, as a cheap source of nutrition for poorer communities. Iron deficiency is the world’s leading nutritional ailment. The varieties were released as part of the government’s strategy to tackle malnutrition and reduce anemia in the country.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
  • Website: http://www.opm.go.ug/
  • Contact:Ag. Commissioner, Disaster Management
  • Phone:+256 414 251 769 +256 772 313 093


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
  • Website: http://www.opm.go.ug/
  • Contact:Ag. Commissioner, Disaster Management
  • Phone:+256 414 251 769 +256 772 313 093
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